Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkBattle for the Senate: Top of ticket dominates The untold stories of the 2016 battle for the Senate Women make little gains in new Congress MORE (R-Ill.) endorsed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Monday in his first floor speech since suffering a stroke last year. [WATCH VIDEO]
“I have been silent since my stroke,” Kirk said Monday in his brief remarks. “I have risen to speak because I believe so passionately in the ENDA statute.”
Kirk is a co-sponsor of S. 815, which would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Senate is expected to spend the week debating the bill.